1st December - Advent Sunday.
Today marks the beginning of a new Church Year (Year A - for the schedule of readings), the liturgical colour will change to violet and the voices of Isaiah and John the Baptist, amongst others, will be anticipating the coming Messiah.
In all churches the appearance of Advent wreaths, and subtle changes in the services, show how we look forward to the coming of the Light of Christ. In St Mary's in the evening at 6.30 pm, the Advent Carol Service replaces Choral Evensong.
(N.B. We are moving the next "Come and Sing" Evensong to Sunday 8th December).